Help Needed

Help Needed!  If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2016 Top-Rated Awards. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of…

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Actions Needed for Homeless and Foster Youth

“Actions Needed to Improve Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth” Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the challenges and barriers affecting the ability of homeless and foster youth to pursue a college education. GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,”…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention If you see one of 70,000 pinwheels planted across Florida, the Governor’s Office hopes you’ll think of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. And kids will know they’re safe. 44,582 reports of child abuse. Just in Florida. Just last year. Most victims were under 5 years old.  …

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FREE handouts to share

I have attached two FREE handouts for you to contemplate….what are the implications for policies and programs for children who are victims of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment? Note:  There are discussion topics to think about, share, and discuss at the end of the pdf documents.  Both handouts include information on verified cases only from the year 2012…

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Abuse Reports Increase after Summer

The end of summer signals the return to school and abuse reports increase. Some children and youth have gone to summer camp, hung out with their friends, learned to swim, or played a LOT of video games.  Others kids didn’t have such a great summer; they may have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.   Young…

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Food Savings Now!

A lack availability of adequate, healthy food is a critical indicator of neglect.  Nutritional food is critical for child health.   Have you checked to see if there is a One Harvest  food program in your area? The program is open to everyone-without eligibility requirements-offers wonderful food, and is a great way to stretch your…

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Lillie, a victim of child abuse

]A 2-year female toddler, Lillie, was permanently handicapped when her mother’s boyfriend dropped heron her head. The physical therapists working with Lillie report to Lillie’s social worker that she needs an additional strap for a piece of adaptive equipment designed to help her move around.  Medicaid does notcover the cost of the strap.  Child Guardians steps in…

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Meet Michael, a story of child neglect

Meet Michael. He looks like your average 12-year-old on the outside – baggy pants, shirt too large, baseball cap turned backwards. But on the inside……he is tormented, bursting with fury, and totally confused. His father left when he was born, and his mother turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her three children (all…

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